Facebook Launches New Privacy Control Tools

The Facebook showed today its new privacy control tools. The new features include a new button in the upper right corner with shortcuts to important tools, an update on the Activity Log page and even a feature to request the removal of unwanted content such as embarrassing photos that you’re tagged.

The control button Privacy will be the next Facebook settings icon and displays the questions “Who can see my stuff?”, “Who can contact me?” And “How do I prevent someone bothering me?” which are nothing more than shortcuts to tools that existed before – but not all users know.

There is also a small change in the application for authorization window. When you are connected to a Facebook application, a window allowing you personalizasse the permissions that the application would. So, you could grant access to their public profile but block the publication of messages in your timeline. Facebook will continue asking that question, but now it will be in a separate window.

The Activity Log, which records just about everything you do on Facebook, has a new look. And it’s also more useful, especially if you have friends that you mark on all pictures: now you can remove several marks at the same time. Break, you have an option to ask your friend to remove the photo from Facebook, including a personalized message.

Other minor changes involve the addition of educational messages about privacy and the functioning of Facebook. The new features will be available to all users by the end of the year. More information can be found in the official statement from Facebook.